Thermobending opens up a variety of other potential product applications. Picture frames, for instance, are a popular product among many customers. Using clear acrylic, you can create attractive sign holders and badges, e.
The Plastic Strip Heater is a commercial-type strip heater designed to heat sheets of acrylic plastic until they become soft and pliable for shaping to the form desired. Mark-off on the sheet is prevented because the material does not come in contact with the heating elements and the platen remains cool. Find My Local Reseller.
After Christopher Plymire added the picture of his home built heater, I took the chance and went for that solution too. I bought some constant resistance wireused a wooden board, some tin foil, screws and household extension cord wire to build an improvised strip heater, just big enough for the OpenROV body. The tin foil is folded a few times and acts as both reflector as well as protector for the wood.
Acrylic Plexiglas tm is great material for creating enclosures for electronic projects. In this Instructables, I'll illustrate the steps in creating a 2-piece enclosure using laser-cut acrylic and a strip heater to make the bends. But any time you want a nice, simple enclosure optionally, transparentthis technique can be useful.
Remember Me. The acrylic strip heater is useful in many ways. Not just for computer modification, but really to bend or shape any types of acrylic or plastic.
Simple, robust and very easy to operate. The has a single tensioned heating wire and is suitable for materials up to mm in length and 5mm in thickness. Ideal for folding most thermoplastic materials.
These units are ideal in education environments and school plastics workshops with two models different lengths designed to provide a safe and inexpensive portable unit capable of quickly producing straight line bends in acrylic and other thermo-plastic sheet materials. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. Features:- Effective heating length mm Model and mm Model Most attractive appearance with polished aluminium finish.